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Adobe Connect drives Peugeot – Citroen’s eLearning system

Dreamtek recently put together a sophisticated eLearning package for Peugeot – Citroen, using Adobe technologies to create a flexible solution that’s improving dealer’s technical understanding while being more flexible and less costly to deliver than before.

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The Peugeot – Citroen Academy is an essential part of the company’s business. It’s a state of the art training facility the company uses to inform its dealers of every element of its vehicles’ engine maintenance and technical management.

In other words, if you sell Citroen or Peugeot vehicles you must attend the centre to get trained in servicing, new product sales, health and safety and more. You must attend these courses if you want to be a Peugeot dealer — but that works out expensive in so many ways when hundreds across the country need to find the time and the money to attend the company’s Coventry HQ.

The Academy asked us to pull the project together following our success putting something similar together for Jaguar Landrover. Read More…

Why Broadcastpod makes good sense for good business

We’ve written about our Broadcastpod before. This is our enterprise-focused all-in-one video creation solution that transforms the way a company uses video internally and externally, making it simple and saving you money.

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We’ve put together some figures (click the image to the left) that illustrate why the system makes sense for enterprises hoping to make more use of video to promote, manage, educate or connect with their business.

Broadcastpod is an integrated solution we describe as a “studio in a box”. It’s like a beautifully designed photo booth packed with everything you need to create video.

These elements include an easy-to-learn control system, high-quality video camera, and all the encoding and transcoding power you might need to quickly and easily create and publish video materials that support your business.

Growing demand 

An increasing number of our clients request our assistance when they create video presentations. These might include annual statements, CEO messages, in-house training videos, video blogging, live or on-demand webcasts with solutions like Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts and more.

We like to think we do excellent work when managing projects like this, but these projects aren’t cheap. Our figures show the average cost of outsourcing video production jobs is around £4,500 per video.

We’ve listened when many of our enterprise and business customers say they’d like to make more use of video, but the cost is too high. We see a real need for our enterprise customers to invest in equipment they can use to bring video production in-house. Read More…

Does Windows still makes sense for your business?

The iron grip of the ancient Wintel hegemony is contracting, as evidenced by Michael Dell’s $24 billion acquisition of himself and declining Windows sales.

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This crack in the Windows curtain may turn out to be an opportunity for enterprise users to explore new ways of doing business technology — a well-timed seismic shift in the status quo, given the ever-growing capability of mobile devices and BYOD. Read More…

When business communications went punk rock

Punk rock DIY culture is an attitude that gets things done. Modern business can get more done all alone than it knows. Take business communications: you know what you want to do. You know what you want to say. You’ve got the script and an idea for how to make a video that informs and educates your staff into the aims and objectives of your company. There’s only one hurdle — can you afford it?

Short answer: Yes. Read More…

How Google Hangouts can transform business communications

Viral video. Millions want to watch them, thousands attempt to create them, a few hundred succeed in achieving them. The technology to deliver these things continues changing into something far more interactive, and we want to talk about one of those today, Google Hangouts.

What’s a Google Hangout? It’s a multi-person video conferencing service equipped with document collaboration features and the capacity to broadcast sessions at the time or later. For business users the service means it doesn’t matter where you are, you don’t need to miss that critical meeting. Read More…

Is this the future for video conferencing?

Video-conferencing’s such a great idea, but if you have a face like mine you’d probably benefit from make-up and good lighting before you get too involved in in-depth chat.

The other limitation is that these sessions tend to become fixed, a row of little static heads on screen all chattering earnestly away. In order to show people things you need to move them into the front of your camera. How can you put a little more life into these sessions?

That’s why we’re interested in the possibilities of new start-up firm, Double Robotics, which has an idea that could make video conferencing just a little more personal — an iPad mounted on a Segway-style roller. Read More…

So, what is Unified Communication?

One of the things we do here at Dreamtek is help customers develop effective Unified Communications (UC) collaboration solutions. We thought we’d take a few moments to explain what that actually means.

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